Day 6 – Augathella to Blackall:

          Another great night was shared by the group at the Augathella Bowls Club where the opportunity for a 10-pin lawn bowling competition run by jovial local, Trevor, created a lot of fun and brought out the competitive spirit.  The guys were all gunning to beat lead man Simon Southwell who knocked…

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Day 5 – Mitchell to Augathella:

       An early start today with 180km ride from Mitchell to Augathella. However, before getting into the day’s round-up, it would be remiss to not talk about the fantastic experience at the Old Courthouse Hotel in Mitchell last night. Absolutely personifying outback Australia, this pub has all the character (and characters!) that you only get…

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Day 4 – Roma to Mitchell

  After a very well deserved sleep-in, the Peloton departed Roma this morning for Mitchell at 8.30am in brilliant sunshine.  Officially the “hump day” with only a ”short” 88km ride, the bunch welcomed the perfect conditions and the oh so slight breeze.    The shorter, more gentle ride and awesome conditions allowed some of the…

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Day 3 – Chinchilla to Roma:

      Following the first two hard days in the hills and then the headwinds, the third day of riding 200km from Chinchilla to Roma was always stacking up to be tough.  The Peloton departed from Chinchilla at 7.30am in brisk, sunny 8 degree temperatures.  There wasn’t a cloud in the sky.  Passing through cold seam…

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Day 2: Oakey to Chinchilla

The Peloton departed Oakey this morning at 7am for the 166km ride to Chinchilla, with punishing 30km headwinds confronting them all day.  The bunch did an amazing job of breaking through the mental challenges and physical pain barriers.  The first 70km on the open roads were bordered by cotton fields and proved to be tough….

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Day 1 Brisbane to Oakey -136km

With much anticipation of what was in store for the next 7 days and the 1237km ahead, the RideWest Peloton took off from the Amberley Air Base around 7.30am AEST.  There was a warm breeze flowing and thunderous rain threatening to wreak havoc, however the riders looked strong behind Captain Brendan Wright and well tuned…

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